Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/DP712798
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Kalumburu Remote Community School (RCS) is seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual to fill the role of Deputy Principal. The Deputy Principal provides leadership and support for students, staff and the administration team at Kalumburu RCS. Key aspects of the role include providing strong curriculum leadership, maintaining students’ social, emotional and academic wellbeing and working with the community to develop and maintain genuine, productive relationships. A commitment to positive approaches and maintaining our positive staff culture is essential while personal resilience will support your success in living in a very remote location.
Providing Strong Curriculum Leadership
In providing curriculum leadership, the Deputy Principal supports teachers in planning and delivering engaging and relevant learning programs and collaborates with the administration team and teaching staff to review and further develop whole-school Literacy and Numeracy plans. The successful applicant will ideally have excellent knowledge of the Western Australian Curriculum, a strong understanding of Explicit Instruction pedagogies and ideally be familiar with the Kimberley Schools Project (KSP) and its practices.
Maintaining Students’ Social, Emotional and Academic Wellbeing
The Deputy Principal supports student wellbeing, behaviour and achievement by working with staff to analyse needs and create whole-school, group and individual plans to address these. Strong communication skills are required to work closely with support services such as the School Psychologist and the School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement (SSEN:BE) to achieve this. The successful applicant will ideally build positive relationships with all students and stakeholders and maintain student wellbeing by developing a consistent approach to promote regular attendance and positive behaviour. Knowledge of Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS), Stronger Smarter practices and the Zones of Regulation program would be highly desirable.
Developing Productive Relationships with the Community
Ideally the Deputy Principal will have interpersonal skills to develop mutually respectful relationships with community members and organisations. To be successful in this role you will ideally exhibit a passion for improving outcomes for Aboriginal students, have experience in engaging Aboriginal families and an excellent understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. While experience working in remote communities is not essential, a willingness to develop positive relationships with all stakeholders in Kalumburu is vital to ensuring positive outcomes for students.
Kalumburu, meaning 'Path by the River’ or ‘River Crossing', is the most northerly Aboriginal Community in Western Australia and is situated on Kwini Country on the banks of the King Edward River. The nearest townships to Kalumburu are Kununurra (565km SE), Wyndham (560km SE) and Derby (650km W). Road access to the region is dependent on seasonal conditions and Kalumburu is often inaccessible by road for 4-6 months of the year. Alternative access is by air from Kununurra and supplies are regularly delivered by sea.
Services in Kalumburu
The Community of Kalumburu currently numbers around 500 people and is serviced by the school, community clinic, community store including takeaway and an administration office providing postal, banking and Centrelink services. Kalumburu RCS has a high percentage of Aboriginal students and school priorities include High Quality Teaching, providing a High Care Environment and Empowering the community.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work-related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings;
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes;
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs);
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources
Applications will be assessed against the work-related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Kalumburu Remote Community School can be found by visiting www.facebook.com or Schools Online
For further job-related information:
Please contact Simon Duncan, Acting Principal, by telephoning 9161 4306 or emailing Simon.Duncan@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work-Related Requirements as listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
Employees will be required to:
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 15 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED